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Hi! For those of you looking for something kid-sized for KCW, I promise I'll be back tomorrow with another pint sized creation. Today, I'm all aboard the Go To Pattern's Fall Tour with a cowl neck version of The Casual Lady.
I know, as a Go To Patterns affiliate, one of the perks of the shop tour is getting your hands on a coveted pattern for free, right? Why, oh why, Stacey are you sewing ANOTHER Casual Lady? I've already sewn up the dress, the t-shirt, and hacked the pattern to give my last lady kimono sleeves. Why do I need another? The nitty-gritty is, I was in the mood to sew something for myself and the Casual Lady is such a quick, easy, versatile sew that I knew it was perfect for adding a little flare to my Fall wardrobe.
Here's how to get your own cowl neck casual sweater:
First, cut out the pattern pieces as directed. Sew the shoulder and side seams. Then measure the neck opening. I sewed a size medium and measured my neckline at 26 1/2 inches. Then I cut a rectangle 27 inches long (1/2 inch for seam allowance) and 10 inches wide. If you'd like a fuller cowl, feel free to add more width to your rectangle. Pin and sew the short sides using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Now flip your cowl so that right sides are facing and the raw edges match up.
Slip the cowl over the right side of the shirt (ride sides should be facing), lining up the cowl seam with the middle back of the neckline. Raw edges should be together. Now sew around the neckline with a zig-zag or stretch stitch back stitching and the beginning and end.
Contrary to what my expression shows in each photo, I love this new Casual Lady. She might just be my favorite yet. I took her out for a little spin through Virginia wine country. Which would make you think I'd have a much happier expression on my face, no? Alas, the life of a working stay-at-home mother often requires one to bring the children along on photo shoots. In wine country. Which explains why said mother has a scowl on her face. Because three boys who are supposed to be playing football in the beautiful outdoors just can't keep their hands off of little, white flags that have been placed all across the landscape. No worries, I replaced them all. I swear. And bought myself a bottle to go.
If you haven't been over to the shop in while, go on over and check it out because Andrea has new patterns going up all the time. Not to mention the fact that there is a sale going on right now.
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